Sterling Ridge, what a summer vacation resort! Summer is a wonderful time at the Resort
Explore many activities like swimming in our inground heated pool, hiking, mountain biking, nature walks,, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding or just relaxing with a good book, antiquing, browsing in local boutiques or enjoying the culinary bounty at local restaurants.
Trails for Hiking and Cycling
There are hiking trails at Sterling Ridge or a challenging hike on the Long Trail that will take you to the summit of Mt. Mansfield, where you will experience breathtaking panoramic views. A mellower approach to the day could consist of a relaxing walk on our natural road, through a covered bridge out to Brewster River Park.
Bring the bikes for cycling through beautiful pastoral farms and valleys, placed against a glorious mountain backdrop. Mountain biking is
offered at Smugglers’ Notch Ski Resort for those who prefer a more rugged, wooded terrain.
Canoeing, Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboard
Take a scenic canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard trip down the Lamoille River (class 1 water) or enjoy a sunset beaver dam watch in early evening. Guided tour or self-guided paddle with canoes, solo kayaks,tandem kayaks and stand up paddleboards. Enjoy a leisurely float trip and take time to stop for a picnic, fishing, or swimming. Our 14-acre pond offers complimentary row boats.
Let Vermont Canoe and Kayak schedule your float.
Horses, swimming and fishing
Other options in the nearby surrounding area are horseback riding, pony rides or carriage rides. Guided tours give you a fun ride through woods and babbling brooks. Our scenic rivers offer great trout fishing and unique “swimming holes” with waterfalls.
Green Mountain Troutfitters, just down the road, offers equipment and a guide service to enhance any fishing trip.
Things to do nearby
Stowe Village is nearby or as we say, “through the Notch”. A five mile recreational path is great for cycling, rollerblading or walking. Nearby, one can find an alpine slide, rollerblade park, and a gondola ride to the top of the ski hill on Mt. Mansfield.
There are many unique craft shops, antique stores, and restaurants to discover. A visit to Waterbury is a must, so that you can tour the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory.